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Re: Diad Sources
Chris, Keep an eye on ebay. I found three there now, though not in your size range. I got mine there for $70+5 ship. If there are a few auctions, I look for the one that ended without selling or...

In GEAR » North Face DIAD
October 25, 8:04pm

Re: TNF Diad fit
Chris, I have a medium and would say they (the old style with no hand warmer pockets) have a unique fit. The torso length is shorter than most, the chest width is wider and the sleeves a little sho...

In GEAR » North Face DIAD
October 25, 7:00pm

Re: Ti Long Spoon
Check this link out (links to standard html web page): Ti Long Handled Spoon and like the Brunton: Folding Ti Long Handled Spoon

In GEAR » REI TiWare Spoon = BPL long handled spoon?
October 25, 3:38pm


In Gear Swap » Micropuff Vest Mens S, Cuben Fiber, Snow Peak Ti600, CRKT Ti Knife
October 24, 4:11pm

Re: Sub-5lb 3 day
I'm back, broken and beat by a tremendous hike. Trip report asap.

In Gear Lists » Sub-5lb 3 day 50mi Rugged Terrain
October 23, 3:18pm

Re: Sub-5 Gear List
Bill, Hey there, thanks for the comments, my reply below: Hike is tomorrow am. >>1. You list three upper body garments Yes I only take two though, either the wool 2 or the capilene silk...

In Gear Lists » Sub-5lb 3 day 50mi Rugged Terrain
October 20, 9:46pm

Sub-5lb 3 day 50mi Rugged Terrain
Let me know what you think. Please spare me though opinion on the lack of pain med/antibiotics. I am quite happy with that part of the list and don't need any feedback there. Thanks. Duration : ...

In Gear Lists » Sub-5lb 3 day 50mi Rugged Terrain
October 20, 6:23pm

Re: Sub 2-LB, bivy bottom
Hi Bill, Congratulations on such a strong start! Great to see the fruiton of all the planning and work. When you get back, can you comment on the use of cuben for a bivy bottom? I see you are...

In Gear Lists » Sub 2-lb October Hike
October 18, 10:09pm

Re: Heavy Weight Nylon
Joe, examples? I think I may just go back to my old favorite - summerweight 100% cotton ripstop surplus BDUs. With the extra pockets stripped off they aren't too heavy and they dry just like hea...

In GEAR » Mech. Stretch SoftShell Pants for Hot Weather
October 17, 1:53pm

Re: Soft shell pants hot weather
Yeah I use a pair of lightweight nylon supplex pants in 110* bushwacking/thorns often and am almost perfectly happy, except for two items: 1. The thin nylon pants allow too many needles/thorns t...

In GEAR » Mech. Stretch SoftShell Pants for Hot Weather
October 17, 1:09pm

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm